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“Local and excellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cervejaria Pinoquio

Cervejaria Pinoquio
Praca Restauradores 79, Lisbon 1250-188 , Portugal
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Ranked #436 of 2,350 Restaurants in Lisbon
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Richmond, VA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Local and excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went here twice, and I rarely repeat a restaurant.
There is inside and outside seating and a great selection of food choices. The most exceptional one was the cod - outstanding! The prices were also reasonable if not cheaper than other restaurants.
Several comments about the service, just relax and go with it. Remember there is no expectation of tipping as they are all salaried, so just stop anyone if you have a question or request. One waiter would come by and put more fish on my plate every time he thought i was giving up! Get here on the early side as it fills up with locals after that.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“nice dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

friendly staff with good recommendation
prawns and fish fresh
realistic prices
house wine in small bottle tasteful

Visited March 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Decent food, spotty service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Came here for dinner on a Monday night and found that the restaurant had quite a few customers. I took a while to be seated and another while to be looked after. The outdoor seating and the view of the plaza were nice.

The food was decent with a good garlicky flavour. The portions were hearty and the the seafood and meat were done just right. Value was average.

My only issue with Pinoquio was that the service was inattentive and spotty at best, and we defaulted to Portuguese before English was spoken to us, so it didn't seem language was the problem. Overall, decent meal marred by questionable service.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Really good typical Portuguese restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We had been here a couple of years ago and liked it so on a recent trip to Lisbon we went back and they remembered us. The food is simple but excellent ingredients and well cooked. The gambas a corda (fresh prawns simply boiled and served covered in rock salt) were fantastic and the pasta with seafood was spot on. Service can be a bit hit and miss and the NHS green paint on the walls a bit dated but we think it all adds to the fun. It's also very good value.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Uzes, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Authentic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The waiters all seem to have been here for years,and they seem to like it - so do the guests,many of them Portuguese,good food,reasonable prices,what's not to like?Good ambience.

Visited February 2014
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